Jon Paul Wilson was born in Rotherham in 1971 and was educated at Dinnington High school ; later gaining an honours degree in Environmental Studies.
Working as a graphic designer in a printing company provided a background in art, design and photography. Reprographics skills including painting masks for lithographic films developed fastidious brushwork. Later working in the advertising department of a sports equipment manufacturer exposed him to the commercial digital art and design.
Through the years he has always sketched and developed his painting skills by reproducing many paintings of the past to better understand technique. An eclectic mix of influences include John Constable and his landscape compositions, the Pre-Raphaelites, Van Gogh’s use of colour, Renoir’s brushwork and the decorative style of paintings by Henri Matisse.
In 2005 Jon Paul entered the Thoresby Open exhibition and was selected for inclusion in the main gallery. More recently Jon Paul was selected to appear on the Sky TV Landscape artist of the year competition in June 2016 (televised in September).
Jon Paul works from his home artist’s studio in Worksop, Nottinghamshire on the fringes of Sherwood Forest – His preferred medium is oil on canvas or board and also uses acrylic.